AI nonstop BLR / DEL- SFO

Old Sep 30, 15, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
Now the flights are in the system. Nearly 16h outbound, 17h inbound.

Code:
>sn01juldelsfo/aai
SN01JULDELSFO/AAI                                                               
** AMADEUS SCHEDULES - SN ** SFO SAN FRANCISCO.USCA          275 FR 01JUL 0000  
 1   AI 173  F8 A5 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y9 /DEL 3 SFO I  0245    0600  E0/77L      15:45 
             B9 M9 H9 K9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 L9 U9 TS S7 ES                             
 
>doai173/01jul
DOAI173/01JUL                                                                   
* 1A PLANNED FLIGHT INFO *              AI 173  275 FR 01JUL                    
APT ARR   DY DEP   DY CLASS/MEAL          EQP  GRND  EFT   TTL                  
DEL          0245  FR FACDJZYBMHK/M       77L        15:45                      
                      QVWGLUTSE/M                                               
SFO 0600  FR                                               15:45                
                                                                                
COMMENTS-                                                                       
 1.DEL SFO   - DEPARTS TERMINAL 3                                               
 2.DEL SFO   - ARRIVES TERMINAL I                                               
 3.DEL SFO   -   1/ MOVIE                                                       
 4.DEL SFO   -   9/ NON-SMOKING                                                 
 5.DEL SFO   - SECURED FLIGHT                                                   
 6.DEL SFO   -  ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE                                    
                                                                                
CONFIGURATION-                                                                  
               77L  F   8   C  35   Y 195                                       
>sn01julsfodel/aai
SN01JULSFODEL/AAI                                                               
** AMADEUS SCHEDULES - SN ** DEL DELHI.IN                    275 FR 01JUL 0000  
 1   AI 174  F8 A3 C4 D4 J4 Z4 Y9 /SFO I DEL 3  1000    1535+1E0/77L      17:05 
             B9 M9 H9 K9 QS VS WS GS LS US TS SS ES                             
>doai174/01jul
DOAI174/01JUL                                                                   
* 1A PLANNED FLIGHT INFO *              AI 174  275 FR 01JUL                    
APT ARR   DY DEP   DY CLASS/MEAL          EQP  GRND  EFT   TTL                  
SFO          1000  FR FACDJZYBMHK/M       77L        17:05                      
                      QVWGLUTSE/M                                               
DEL 1535  SA                                               17:05                
                                                                                
COMMENTS-                                                                       
 1.SFO DEL   - DEPARTS TERMINAL I                                               
 2.SFO DEL   - ARRIVES TERMINAL 3                                               
 3.SFO DEL   -   1/ MOVIE                                                       
 4.SFO DEL   -   9/ NON-SMOKING                                                 
 5.SFO DEL   - SECURED FLIGHT                                                   
 6.SFO DEL   -  ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE                                    
                                                                                
CONFIGURATION-                                                                  
               77L  F   8   C  35   Y 195                                       
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AI has the same DST-based arrival/departure time into SFO loaded as early as 02DEC! Screwing up the time zone for published flight timings is a ridiculous mistake - AI should really know better.
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Old Oct 1, 15, 7:23 am
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AI announces a free domestic roundtrip business class ticket to pax who purchase a roundtrip ticket on the DEL-SFO sector in First/Business.

Date of Booking on DEL-SFO sector: Oct 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016
Date of Travel for free tickets: Oct 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016

http://www.airindia.com/newsdetail.htm?586


Anyone looking to take advantage of this?

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Old Oct 4, 15, 12:22 pm
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Future Discounts?

So what are the experts' predictions on the likelihood of discounts when AI finds it cannot fill its planes? Quantum? Channel?
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Old Oct 9, 15, 11:21 am
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Anyone flown on AI's 77L's lately? Seat guru shows 34'' pitch in Y, is that right?

Tempted to try this route as it does shave off significant time over SFO-EWR-DEL...
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Old Oct 9, 15, 11:14 pm
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Pass! I'd rather keep my root canal appt

Originally Posted by deovrat View Post
AI announces a free domestic roundtrip business class ticket to pax who purchase a roundtrip ticket on the DEL-SFO sector in First/Business.

Date of Booking on DEL-SFO sector: Oct 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016
Date of Travel for free tickets: Oct 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016

http://www.airindia.com/newsdetail.htm?586


Anyone looking to take advantage of this?
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Old Oct 10, 15, 2:47 am
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Thumbs up

Some points on the DEL-SFO route:
  • Initially scheduled for 3x weekly as AI has 3 B77L remaining, of which ALG is grounded. There are plans to make this route daily by Summer 16. Lack of equipment and / or crew to be sorted out by then.
  • The entire B77L was due for a reconfiguration under the previous management. The F was expected to vanish from the B77L, resulting in an increased capacity in J and Y. But no update yet on this.
  • No updates as to the DEL-BLR-DEL connectors yet. The B788 is already operating 2x daily, a little reshuffle is expected for the Winter 15 schedules. Will give more clarity on the connections. Having said that, it will definately not be a same-aircraft service, given the mandatory pre-screening for US bound pax at the last port of call.
  • A 3x weekly is a fairly good way to test the waters for a ULH route. Lower Oil prices, *A membership, good slot timings at both O&D along with a well developed hub at DEL should support the loads. Hopefully the yields would be good as well!

Good Luck to AI! ^
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Old Oct 10, 15, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by GuyFromBOM View Post
Some points on the DEL-SFO route:
Nice info, thanks !
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Old Oct 11, 15, 12:18 pm
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Ticketing AI on 016 stock

This is great news to see this flight. Does anyone know if it's possible to issue a J-class ticket on AI SFO-DEL on 016 stock? Assuming this would be needed for PQD for status on UA?
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Old Oct 12, 15, 4:20 am
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United will not allow you to plate an AI fare on UA ticketstock unless a significant interest exists (starting segment on UA, sold on UA codeshare etc)
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Old Oct 20, 15, 2:24 am
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AI nonstop BLR / DEL- SFO

How does connection work at DEL? For example, SFO-DEL-MAA.

Do I need to collect bags at DEL? Is it a terminal transfer?

I assume The return is just a simple connecting flight at DEL
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Old Oct 20, 15, 2:44 am
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There is no terminal change at DEL as AI operates both International/Domestic from the same T3. If on a single ticket, your luggage will be tagged all the way through to MAA however you will have to re-check your bags on domestic side of T3..on the other way round, it would be tagged till SFO and you need not to get your bags for rechecking...either ways it should be a routine stress free connection and DEL T3 is a good airport to stroll around!

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Old Oct 20, 15, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
How does connection work at DEL? For example, SFO-DEL-MAA.

Do I need to collect bags at DEL? Is it a terminal transfer?

I assume The return is just a simple connecting flight at DEL
you need to clear customs & immigration at del....your ai flight to maa will operate out of the same terminal so you just need to re-check your luggage on the domestic side....
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Old Nov 7, 15, 4:34 pm
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Looking at Air Canada's struggle with DEL-YYZ, may be AI should position crew couple of days in advance at SFO, and also let the relief plane follow inaugural DEL-SFO flight.

Otherwise media will have a field day.
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Old Nov 11, 15, 9:17 am
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Delhi T3 is an excellent transfer terminal for AI and they should advertise this heavily both in India and in the US for the new flight and also for the existing flights. Many are still under the misconception that transfers in DEL and BOM are a hassle. And now AI is operating from a single terminal in BOM also.

The only difference is if the connecting flight to cities within India is a international connector, it is even less hassle free, but even if it is a domestic flight, collect bags and proceed to the domestic portion of the terminal and is located in the same building.
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Old Dec 2, 15, 9:01 am
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Congrats AI on successful on-time inaugural flight. VT-ALG is a surprise. That is like getting out of coma and running full marathon. Just kidding.

Also VT-AND back in service. Proves reports about AI scrapping new aircraft were wrong.

Hope our beloved UA code shares with AI to compete with ME3 or just whine.
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